How To: Make a Home Video

I decided at the beginning of lockdown to record our time together shut away. Not only is this a pretty historic event that we are living through but it is a concentrated period of time where we are spending alot of time together, and are really appreciating the children. I love photography (clearly) and videography is something that I'm quickly coming to appreciate as well.


So this is what I have done so far.

I used imovie for it despite my other half's protests that I need to use PremierPro but imovie is pretty user friendly for a beginner like me and allowed me to do everything that I needed to do.


A few free apps that I have come across here might be of interest too (I can't vouch for them though I'm afraid as I haven't used them)

https://www.oberlo.co.uk/blog/mobile-video-editing-apps


So here are my top tips for filming your family...

1) Don't force them to do cute things. Make gentle suggestions or set up a fun situation for them.

2) Video some nice transitions shots (I used sunflares and plants) to make scenes flow

3) Be smooooooth with your filming. If you are not the steadiest then put the camera/phone down or lean it against something.

4). Concentrate on telling a story whilst editing, it should flow together nicely and not be jumpy or confusing for the viewer.

5) Look for the pretty light in your house.

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